Posts Tagged: Chicago Textiles Class

Independent Sewing Projects: Just Added for Winter Session II!

Hi all! We’ve just added a five week Independent Sewing Projects class to the Winter Session II schedule which starts next week: You’ve got the sewing basics down; take the next step to complete one-of-a-kind sewing projects. You will discuss serger instruction, sewing machine feet attachments, buttonhole stitches and additional topics as they relate to… Read more »

Tote Obsessed!

Hi everyone, My name is D (Diane) and I recently moved back to the city from Michigan (after 38 yrs) wanting to meet people and learn in an artistic environment. I feel so fortunate to have found Lillstreet Art Center.  I first enrolled last spring in ‘First-Time Screen Printing on Fabric’ with Allison Rose. I enjoyed… Read more »

Fabric Painting Experiments

One of the great perks of my residency here at Lillstreet has been the space and time to get messy and play with various surface design techniques, like dyeing, screen printing, and relief printing.  I am very attracted to the idea of transforming found fabric and making it my own via the aforementioned methods. To… Read more »

Winter Open Studio

Welcome back to Lillstreet Textile Classes! Open Studio will begin on January 17. The schedule will be posted in the studio, as well. All current students are encouraged to come to open studio. If any changes are needed for one-day workshops, info will be posted in the studio and on the blog. Happy sewing! Happy… Read more »

Improvisational Quilting

*** Improvisational quilting? What is that? It’s more expressive way of piecing. It is an intuitive and playful process, more like painting or making collage than traditional, block-based, precise methods of making patchwork. The improvisational method involves cutting with scissors and/or rotary cutter, but not always with a ruler. Sometimes improvisational patchwork has a wonky… Read more »

Exploring Natural Dyes

Hello, I am Tricia Royal, the Textiles Artist in Residence for 2016-2017. If you see me around the department or building, please say hello! I am primarily a quilt maker.  I am using my year long residency as an opportunity to dive deep into the surface design side of textiles with screen printing and dye,… Read more »

Trace/Memory exhibition, Durango Colorado

I was invited as an artist-in-residence by the Fort Lewis College in Colorado.  I gave a lecture and critique for the students.  Here are some pictures of the invitational solo exhibition at the For Lewis College Art Gallery.  Total 13 pieces are shown.  (Oct. 6-Nov. 4, 2016) Materials are silk fabric, Japanese rice paper, hand… Read more »

Air Travel by Rachel Davis – October Rooftop Flag Space

Air Travel, currently on display on Lillstreet’s rooftop flag space, is an installation of flags that celebrate wind-dispersed seeds, insects and pollen. These flags were created at Lillstreet by Rachel Davis, an artist and monitor in the textile department. The flags include drawings of Monarch butterflies; lightning bugs; dragonflies; maple, milkweed, and dandelion seeds; and various pollens,… Read more »

Fall 2016 Open Studio Schedule – UPDATED

Happy fall session, everyone! Here is our Open Studio schedule. Open Studio access starts on Monday, September 19 and is available to all currently enrolled students. Please remember that this is non-instructional time; students will be expected to work on their projects independently. That being said, Open Studio is a fun and social way to… Read more »

Design Print & Sew Class!!!!

  Want to deepen your screen printing skills? Master the sewing machine? Do some work on both sides of the department?Sign up for Design Print & Sew with Tabor Shiles and Rachel Wallis! In this ten week class you will learn basic and advanced screen-printing techniques including designing and registering multi-colored images, and creating repeat… Read more »